I’m attempting to connect with a Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESP8266 board. I’m running a 2018 mbp with Mojave. I loaded the Silabs driver (CP210) to connect with the onboard UART on Huzzah board. I got the Arduino IDE 1.8.8 installed and loaded the 2.5.0 ESP8266 library (I also tried library 2.4.2).
The serial port appears in the IDE (SLAB_USBtoUART). It also appears when I run the /dev/tty.* command and in About this Mac. From the IDE when I try to Get Board Info. Nothing. I get the message “Native serial port, can’t obtain info”. Everything seems good, except nothing from the IDE. I pulled up CoolTerm, set it the port and hit the reset on the Huzzah. I see data after hitting reset.
I run the Huzzah board from a powered USB hub through one of the USB-C ports. Tried different combinations, no luck.
I have a very old WIn7 machine, loaded everything like on my mbp, there I can get board info. I would run the IDE on it, except the machine is sooo slow. I would very much like to get it working on my mac. It seems so close, but no cigar.